Transponder Node

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Transponder Node
Transponder Node.png
Can be attached to living Creatures to track their location.
Type Tool
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 100
Stack Size (Mobile) 50
Single use Yes
Added in v188.0
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 373 1 0 0
cheat GFI TransGPSAmmo 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Test/PrimalItemTransGPSAmmo.PrimalItemTransGPSAmmo'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 66
Engram Points 20 EP
Crafting XP 26.64 XP
Crafting Time 3s
Crafted in Fabricator.png Fabricator
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator
Required Stations Fabricator.png Fabricator
Refining Forge.png Refining Forge
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchased in Factory (Mobile).png Factory Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 150 × Charges (Mobile).png Charges Logo Mobile.svg

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Transponder Node can be attached to Players and Dinos (tamed and untamed). You can then track all Nodes with the Transponder Tracker. You need to equip a Transponder Tracker with the Nodes.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Once a Transponder Node is attached to the desired target, right-click to use the Transponder Tracker and display a green message on your screen with the heading and distance of the attached target. Example screenshot: Message
  • The Transponder Node attaches to a target in the same fashion that a C4 charge does. Throw it a short distance to place it. Example screenshot: Node
  • The node can be removed (destroyed) via the creature's radial menu (under "Options").
  • You can attach the Transponder Node to yourself by pressing the "Place Map Marker"- Key (default key: p)
  • The center of the Transponder Node seems to represent the player's Specimen Implant
  • The node can only be attached once. If you want to track something else, you must craft a new node.
  • To change the frequency of the tracker, equip it and press the weapon attachment key (default to n, Controls), then enter the desired frequency
  • The frequency of a node cannot be changed once placed without destroying it and placing a new one on the same creature
  • When placing a node, it will be set to whichever frequency the currently equipped tracker is set to. As stated above, this cannot be changed once placed
  • It might be helpful to have multiple frequencies in use so you are not spammed with every single creature you have trackers for when you use the tracker to find something (e.g. one frequency for pteras/argy, one for quets, one for rexes/spinos, etc.). just keep track of which frequencies are which
  • If you utilize the Cross-ARK transfer feature to upload a creature with a transponder node attached, the node will be destroyed upon upload.
  • When freezing a creature in a Cryopod with a Transponder node attached, the Transponder Node will be destroyed.
  • The nodes may disappear on Xbox one/PC and the Transponder Tracker will not pick up a signal from the creature it was put on.